Stephen F. Austin State University

Faculty

Faculty 2014-2015

Marie Saracino, Ph.D | Program Coordinator, Professor
Marie Saracino, Ph.D | Program Coordinator, Professor Office: EDAN 103 Phone: 936.468.2192

Bio:

Dr. Saracino serves as the coordinator for the Child Development and Family Living Program, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on-line. Dr. Saracino also serves as a graduate student advisor for Human Science majors who have an emphasis in Child Development and Family Living.

Education:

Ph.D., Kansas State University

M.S., Kansas State University

B.S. (Highest Honors), University of Hawaii at Manoa

Area of Specialization:

Infant and Child Development | Family Development & Public Policy | Adult Aging and Development

Areas of Expertise:

Child Development | Life-Span Development | Family Development and Relationships | Resiliency in Children and Families

Family Stress and Coping Styles

Lisa Mize, Ph.D. | Associate Professor
Lisa Mize, Ph.D. | Associate Professor Office: EDAN 119B


Education:

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University

M.S., Stephen F. Austin State University

B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University



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Shelia Lumar, Ph.D. LPC, LCDC, NCC, CPM, CFLE | Assistant Professor
Shelia Lumar, Ph.D. LPC, LCDC, NCC, CPM, CFLE | Assistant Professor Office: EDAN 133 Phone: 936.468.2975

Bio:

Dr. Shelia Lumar has spent over 22 years working with children, adults and families in various community-based and social settings. She holds credentials as a licensed psychotherapist, addictions counselor, certified professional mediator and a family life educator with extensive professional experience in the mental health field, nonprofit organizations, and higher education arenas. Dr. Lumar currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and is a graduate faculty advisor.

Education:

Ph.D., Texas Woman's University

M.S., Tarleton State University

M.S., University of Central Texas

B.S., Kansas State University

Areas of Specialization:

Separations & Reunions in Military Families | Interpersonal Relationships & Enrichment | Family Reintegration for Ex-offenders | Family Crisis & Conflict | Family Life Education | Public Policy

Areas of Expertise:

Family Violence Prevention & Intervention | Family Adjustment | Family Communication | Family Function & Roles |

Parenting Education | Occupational Development in the Human Sciences | Organization Management for Non-profits

Tara Newman, Ed.D., CFLE | Associate Professor, Director, Office of High-Impact Practices | Currently on Leave of Absence
Tara Newman, Ed.D., CFLE | Associate Professor, Director, Office of High-Impact Practices | Currently on Leave of Absence Phone: 936.468.6720

Bio:

Dr. Newman has been working with children and their families for 16 years in a variety of capacities. Beginning as a caregiver for children in early childhood programs, she soon began working as a parent educator. Later, as a public school teacher, Dr. Newman taught at all grade levels (K-12) in ESL and Bilingual classrooms. She currently is a graduate advisor and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses online.

Education:

Ed.D., Stephen F. Austin State University

M.Ed., Stephen. F. Austin State University

B.S., Stephen F. Austin State University

Areas of Specialization:

Early Childhood Education | Democratic Classroom Environments | Socio-emotional Development

Human Interaction

Areas of Expertise:

Positive Guidance and Socio-Emotional Development | Active Learning and Cognitive Development | Learner Outcomes and Assessment | Parenting Issues

Antonio G. Estudillo, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor
Antonio G. Estudillo, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor Office: EDAN 120 Phone: 936.468.2449

Bio:

Dr. Estudillo received his Ph.D. from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2013. He teaches courses in relation to human development and family-community-school relationships. While at IU, he gained experience as a researcher-instructor-recruiter-and-administrative assistant. His research includes the impact of the home environment on educational outcomes among children and adolescents to best practices for supporting underrepresented student populations in the schools (i.e., educational contexts associated with United States Latina/o students).

Education:

Ph.D., Indiana University-Bloomington

M.A., Gonzaga University

B.A., Washington State University

Area of Specialization:

Child and Adolescent Development

Area of Expertise:

Developmental and Educational Trajectories | Adolescents of Color | Latino Contexts in Human Development

Jennifer Newquist, Ph.D. | Visiting Assistant Professor
Jennifer Newquist, Ph.D. | Visiting Assistant Professor Office: EDAN 119C

Bio:

Education

Ph.D., Texas Women's University

M.B.A., Texas Women's University

B.A., Texas Tech University

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